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Title 7Subtitle BChapter IXPart 917Subpart A → Subject Group


Title 7: Agriculture
PART 917—FRESH PEARS AND PEACHES GROWN IN CALIFORNIA
Subpart A—Order Regulating Handling


Definitions

§917.1   Secretary.

Secretary means the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States, or any officer or employee of the Department to whom authority has heretofore been delegated, or to whom authority may hereafter be delegated, to act in his stead.

Effective Date Note: At 76 FR 66605, Oct. 27, 2011, §917.1 was suspended indefinitely, effective Oct. 28, 2011.

§917.2   Act.

Act means Public Act No. 10, 73d Congress (May 12, 1933), as amended, and as reenacted and amended by the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended (48 Stat. 31, as amended; 7 U.S.C. 601-674).

Effective Date Note: At 76 FR 66605, Oct. 27, 2011, §917.2 was suspended indefinitely, effective Oct. 28, 2011.

§917.3   Person.

Person means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, or any other business unit.

Effective Date Note: At 76 FR 66605, Oct. 27, 2011, §917.3 was suspended indefinitely, effective Oct. 28, 2011.

§917.4   Fruit.

Fruit means the edible product of the following kinds of trees:

(a) All varieties of pears except Beurre Hardy, Beurre D'Anjou, Bosc, Winter Nelis, Doyenne du Comice, Beurre Easter, and Beurre Clairgeau.

(b) [Reserved]

[71 FR 41351, July 21, 2006, as amended at 76 FR 66605, Oct. 27, 2011]

Effective Date Note: At 76 FR 66605, Oct. 27, 2011, §917.4 was suspended indefinitely, effective Oct. 28, 2011.

§917.5   Grower.

Grower is synonymous with producer and means any person who produces fruit for market in fresh form, and who has a proprietary interest therein.

[71 FR 41351, July 21, 2006, as amended at 76 FR 66605, Oct. 27, 2011]

Effective Date Note: At 76 FR 66605, Oct. 27, 2011, §917.5 was suspended indefinitely, effective Oct. 28, 2011.

§917.6   Handle.

Handle and ship are synonymous and mean to sell, consign, deliver or transport fruit or to cause fruit to be sold, consigned, delivered or transported between the production area and any point outside thereof, or within the production area: Provided, That the term handle shall not include the sale of fruit on the tree, the transportation within the production area of fruit from the orchard where grown to a packing facility located within such area for preparation for market, or the delivery of such fruit to such packing facility for such preparation.

[71 FR 41351, July 21, 2006, as amended at 76 FR 66605, Oct. 27, 2011]

Effective Date Note: At 76 FR 66605, Oct. 27, 2011, §917.6 was suspended indefinitely, effective Oct. 28, 2011.

§917.7   Handler.

Handler is synonymous with shipper and means any person (except a common or contract carrier transporting fruit owned by another person) who handles fruit.

Effective Date Note: At 76 FR 66605, Oct. 27, 2011, §917.7 was suspended indefinitely, effective Oct. 28, 2011.

§917.9   Fiscal period.

Fiscal period is synonymous with fiscal year and means the 12-month period ending on the last day of February of each year, or such other period that may be approved by the Secretary pursuant to recommendations by the committee.

Effective Date Note: At 76 FR 66605, Oct. 27, 2011, §917.9 was suspended indefinitely, effective Oct. 28, 2011.

§917.11   Production area.

Production area means the State of California.

Effective Date Note: At 76 FR 66605, Oct. 27, 2011, §917.11 was suspended indefinitely, effective Oct. 28, 2011.

§917.12   Container.

Container means a box, bag, crate, lug, basket, carton, package, or any other type of receptacle used in the packaging or handling of fruit.

Effective Date Note: At 76 FR 66605, Oct. 27, 2011, §917.12 was suspended indefinitely, effective Oct. 28, 2011.

§917.13   Pack.

Pack means the specific arrangement, size, weight, count, or grade of a quantity of fruit in a particular type and size of container or any combination thereof.

Effective Date Note: At 76 FR 66605, Oct. 27, 2011, §917.13 was suspended indefinitely, effective Oct. 28, 2011.

§917.14   District.

District means any of the following subdivisions of the State of California:

(a) North Sacramento Valley District includes and consists of Glenn County, Shasta County, Tehama County, Modoc County, Siskiyou County, Lassen County, Plumas County, and Colusa County.

(b) Central Sacramento Valley District includes and consists of Sutter County, Butte County, Yuba County, and Sierra County.

(c) Sacramento River District includes and consists of Sacramento County, that portion of Yolo County east of a straight line from the northwest corner of Sacramento County to the Northeast corner of Solano County, and that portion of Solano County east of a straight line from the northeast corner of Solano County to the town of Rio Vista.

(d) El Dorado District includes and consists of El Dorado County.

(e) Placer-Colfax District includes and consists of Nevada and Placer Counties.

(f) Solano District includes and consists of that portion of Yolo County not included in the Sacramento River District, and that portion of Solano County not included in the Sacramento River District.

(g) Contra Costa District includes and consists of Contra Costa County.

(h) Santa Clara District includes and consists of Alameda County, Monterey County, Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Santa Cruz County, and San Benito County.

(i) Lake District includes and consists of Lake County.

(j) Mendocino District includes and consists of Mendocino County, Humboldt County, Trinity County, and Del Norte County.

(k) South Coast District includes and consists of San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, and Ventura County.

(l) Stockton District includes and consists of San Joaquin County, Amador County, Calaveras County, and Alpine County.

(m) Stanislaus District includes and consists of Merced County, Stanislaus County, Tuolumne County, and Mariposa County.

(n) Fresno District includes and consists of Madera County, Fresno County, and Mono County.

(o) Tulare District includes and consists of Tulare County and Kings County.

(p) Kern District includes and consists of that portion of Kern County west of the Tehachapi Mountains.

(q) Tehachapi District includes and consists of that portion of Kern County not included in Kern District, and Inyo County.

(r) Southern California District includes and consists of San Bernardino County, Orange County, San Diego County, Imperial County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County.

(s) North Bay District includes and consists of Sonoma County, Napa County, and Marin County.

[41 FR 17528, Apr. 27, 1976, as amended at 71 FR 41351, July 21, 2006]

Effective Date Note: At 76 FR 66605, Oct. 27, 2011, §917.14 was suspended indefinitely, effective Oct. 28, 2011.

§917.15   Representation area.

Representation area means any one of the districts or groups of districts which are designated for nominating members and alternate members to the commodity committees under §917.21 or as changed pursuant to §917.35(g).

[56 FR 46369, Sept. 12, 1991, as amended at 76 FR 66605, Oct. 27, 2011]

Effective Date Note: At 76 FR 66605, Oct. 27, 2011, §917.15 was suspended indefinitely, effective Oct. 28, 2011.

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